That’s right! Baby number 4 (and final) was born on Friday, January 24th at 6:02am. He was 6 pounds 12 ounces at birth, and 21.5″ long.
I’m currently on paternity leave from work, and can hopefully use the time to catch up on other things I’ve had on the table for quite some time. Of course my main focus will be helping my wife and enjoying the extra time with my family!
Since I’ve been hosting Beyblade tournaments, I figured I’d setup a website to post pre and post event information, media files, and a FAQ for parents. I also setup some forums were CT Bladers can have a bit more freedom than a single thread on the WBO.
I may as well get this thing a bit more organized, since I’ll be hosting many more tournaments as long as interest remains.
It’s kind of sad that I’m getting this excited about a small piece of software, but Total Spaces brought back functionality to OSX that I miss the most.
I HATE that Mission Control was linear, as it took too long to switch to a space I needed when I could have simply “dropped down.”
Total Spaces fixes that, and brings back the option to have rows and columns for your virtual desktop.
It’s only $18, and totally worth it if you’re like me and switch between virtual desktops in the blink of an eye.
My OUYA finally arrived today, and boy is it tiny! The box contains the system, controller, batteries, power cable, HDMI cord, and instructions. Overall it feels pretty good, though the controller feels a bit cheapy.
There’s not too much in the software library yet, but I’m guessing that’ll change closer to the “official” launch of the system.
More later once I dig into things.
UPDATE: My Gamestop Xbox 360 controller works great with the OUYA!
Every good backyard needs a fire pit!
We have an area of our yard totally shaded by tall trees that doesn’t grow much grass. I figured that’d be a good spot for a small pit, so over the weekend I ringed it out in stone, dug it down a bit, and lit our first fire.
The kids love it, and it’ll be nice to sit outside on cool, spring nights and have a toasty fire to roast marshmallows over.
I’m currently at Toy Fair, and I had my meeting with Hasbro yesterday.
What an amazing tour.
Right now I’d just like to post some sweet pics of some new Transformers products on the way to stores this year from the Fall of Cybertron and Prime lines.
FoC: Combaticons and Bruticus
FoC: Blaster and Soundwave
Prime: Beast Hunters Prime
Prime: Prime and ???
In these photos you can see Blaster, Soundwave, Grimlock, Metroplex, and the Combaticons from Fall of Cybertron, and Optimus Prime from Season 3 of Transformers: Prime (titled Beast Hunters).
On Sunday I’ll be off to the New York Toy Fair for 4 days. I’m there on a press pass, covering the show for Purple Pawn, and I can’t wait.
While all of my game coverage will be posted on The Pawn, I’ll make sure to post any other cool, toy related information here. Hopefully I’ll make it home with some cool swag too.
Today I got the line work done for my 3rd tattoo! It’s the biggest piece I’ve gotten so far, but my artist is amazing and it felt like nothing at all. Next month I’ll get the shading done.
The meat of the piece is the 3 main gears, each with one of my kids’ names in Dwarven. It’s looking amazing, and I can’t wait to get it finished.
Huge props to Miss Jess from Hartford County Tattoo!
A lot has been going on in my family’s lives lately, but things are most definitely on the up-and-up. I’m so thankful to have an awesome wife and 3 amazing children. They’re my core, and my main drive to keep going and doing what I do. I can’t imagine the person I’d be without them, and I’m thankful that I’m the person I’ve become because of them.